Thursday, September 24, 2015
The weather was beautiful yesterday, so I thought I'd take my lunch up to Primrose Hill and have a one-man picnic.
What I found, instead, was a religious gathering!
I had just been thinking the other day that it was about time for the autumnal equinox. But I didn't realize it was yesterday, until I got to the hilltop and saw a circle of people in druidical robes engaged in a ceremony.
There is a Facebook page for a group called the "Loose Association of Druids of Primrose Hill." Perhaps these are they.
There was a big horn...
...and a sword, which, although raised, seemed to be accompanied by words advocating peace. (I must admit I didn't catch all the details of the ceremony, since I was running around the circle taking pictures.)
A woman in a gold headpiece and cape stood outside the circle. Her entrance was initially barred, but eventually she was admitted and proceeded to stand in front of the group leaders. (Are they called priests?)
Perhaps she symbolizes the entrance of autumn. (Pure speculation on my part, but she was certainly dressed in autumnal colors.)
And unfortunately that's all I got to see, because I had to zip back to work. What a surprise! You just never know what you'll find out and about, right?